I don't get the Steve Nash comparison at all. Steve was one of the best shooters and passers in the history of the NBA. Giddey is a solid passer who just shot 29% from 3 and 69% from the ft line. If you're trying to build for the future, by all means take Giddey and hope that you hit the jackpot. But personally, I pass. I'm tired of taking players that aren't close to being NBA-ready only to develop them for 3 or 4 years and then trade them or let them walk in free agency.
Giddey may ultimately become a star but it wouldn't happen if we draft him. He needs to go to a team that's rebuilding like OKC where they just let him do what he wants. And they have the time to nurture and grow him. He wouldn't get that playing for us.
In another thread, you quoted me and asked basically why I wrote the obvious.
Who is going to disagree with that? “Acquire 1st round picks and pick good players that perform better than veterans while still on rookie deals”
How are we acquiring those picks? And who are we picking in the draft? The Grizzlies have the absolute best front office in the NBA. We should follow everything they do.
Well here is where the rubber meets the road. Because draffting players like Desmond Bane means that you're passing on a potential star in Josh Giddey. Murphy is a player that can step on the floor and start right away for the Wizards. His 3-point shooting would immediately improve our team's success. Like I said in that the post you were responding to, enough of the Wizards taking homerun picks only to play them out of position and then let another team reap the benefits.